Scene: A few days after we returned from a trip to O where we met up with some cousins.

papa – who’s my favorite boy?
G – papa, you are a man, i am a boy, and mama’s a girl.
papa – ok, so who’s my favorite boy?
G – me!
papa – And who’s your favorite man?
G – papa
papa – and who’s your favorite girl?
G – (giving a sly grin and looking at me). Nina! (the cousin he had met up in O)